I bathed Nechung, Luque, James, Carly and Little Dorrit. I almost stuffed the day by losing my balance and falling head first into the bath much to Nechung's displeasure judging from the disdainful look she gave me. Thankfully I have only bruised my right forearm slightly.
Jane and Lia arrived late because of a train malfunction, ( typical UK train) and I picked them up at 6.30pm and took them to their hotel from where they called me once they had freshened up.
I hadn't really thought about it, but of course they wanted to see my yarn and machines. Yes, they will confirm I do indeed have an enormous stash. I demonstrated the various patterns one of my machines could do. This got all of our juices flowing. It made me realise how little of the capabilities of my machines I actually use and I started to form ideas for garments.
We all decided that today all we would do is pay a visit to Storey's and then hang out at my house with the yarn and machines.
I made a chicken casserole in the slow cooker for us and Jane and Lia enjoyed that. Phew!
I am knitting the toe of a new sock even though I have two pairs going already but I had an idea I wanted to see. I am only increasing on one side of the toe, as this is how my foot is shaped. So the side that would be over my big tow is the side I knit straight, and the other side is the side I am increasing on. Once I have knitted enough rounds after the toe, I shall put it on and see what I think.
I was disappointed with Vienna. I took plenty of photographs, more to come, of art, but the city itself was dull. I expected something much more like Paris. It always seemed to me to be a romantic city, with wide avenues and beautiful old architecture . It was pretty much like many other places we have seen, complete with MacDonald's and your usual chain shops.